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mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the p
be fantastic >> thank you very much. >> and i was just ulcer up on jim's presentation. thank you. just also want to thank you. not long ago you gave a water tour for me and commissioner aldz. the one thing that struck me was the tremendous opportunity for expanding those operations. now every time i look at the water i understand the tremendous amount of ships that are waiting to bring in the products. i want to say this is an opportunity that will be a chance to make our port unique and uncomfortable >> will it will be there is an opportunity for export. there's a lot of export places in the west. but china needs a lot of things and they're now focusing on the u.s. and seeing there's a lot of opportunity like iron ore and other products. if so market can shift a little bit more and we can continue to build our project. we've been good to develop our products. we need the market to shift a little bit more. i think also for the great unbelievable at pier 80 i think there's a great opportunity for bringing in more steel direct to rail and out to the u.s. via the rail infrastructure. and ther
. >> i'm sorry, i just wanted to quickly acknowledge that we have jim from pb here if you have any questions for pb. >> good morning, commissioners, my name is jackie sacs, i'm from the citizens advisory committee and i have also been on the advisory committee for the doil drive project. this firm and very familiar with this firm because they are the ones that got the pressidio parkway done. i strongly support that you approve this contract and i hope do you this same. thank you very much. >> thank you. are there any other members that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is close. colleagues, any thoughts or ideas on this item? seeing none. we have a motion? thank you very much. motion by commissioner ferrel. madam clerk please call item no. 5. >> reading item no. 5. this is an action item. >> thank you very much. >> good morning commissioners, deputy doctor director for finances administration. this is the annual budget since we adopted the budget in march. what i have for you is on page 47. it's attachment a. a high level view of the budget adopte
area? >> and there is a study that -- about half of silicon valley tech companies were founded by jim brants -- immigrants and that decreased to 44% in recent years and the company, the immigrants say that is because of the restrictions and the backlog that they face. so, i mean, there is a history. a recent history of jim brants -- immigrants making a big difference in invasion and whether -- in innovation, whether more reeseas would be to more innovation, it's hard to say and generally, hoping for an open system where pomp are -- people are able to come. >> they would like no controls if they had their ways, right in. >> no controls. >> that would be interesting and this is going to be, the tech guys are putting their money into this as well. >> yeah, and those are companies in everyone's lives. facebook, google, instagram even and i think that appeals to the republicans and democrats. and you can see if you listen to any of the congressional hearings the last few weeks, they're always name dropping silicon valley and companies founded by immigrants. >> and that is going to be inter
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now. u.s. remember at the beginning of the iraq war, jim asked me a question, does this still hold true today? do movie stars need be afraid to speak out? and i would say, yes. the lesson is, if what you care about is your pocketbook, if you want to speak out and be pro patriotic and defend america right or wrong, you'll never get in trouble. if you want to be critical of foreign policy because you belief, as a citizen -- remember, we have a thing called the constitution. all men are created equal. everybody, at least from the beginning, white, male, 2 1, with property, could vote. since then we've expanded -- well, i'm not being sarcastic because in terms of the world to have any white male who was sovereign, that we were sovereign. the american revolution declared the people sovereign rather than a king or queen. you couldn't have a king or queen taking your land away because they had finch it to you through sovereign rights. so if every citizen has a right to say what they should or should not do in our government, we would think we could respect that, and yet at the very begi
to her already. she will be working with the speakers on stage. and i'd like to introduce jim merkasio with the san francisco graffiti advisory board. he will be the phil donahue. i hand you the microphone. >> i'll hold onto it. i believe the way we're planning to do this, we have some written questions that we will be reading off and the panel will be answering them. i'll also be taking questions from the audience. so, if anybody has a question, feel free to raise your hand. allow me to have time to get over there to get to you. should we start off with a red question or a question from the audience? >> i can read one. >> okay. >> okay. and some of these questions on the list -- is the mic on? okay. some of the questions are directed toward a specific speaker, others aren't. so, if it's directed toward a specific speaker, i'll ask you. if not, just whoever can answer it, start answering it. this is a general question. so, it's not geared toward any particular speaker. so if anyone feels like chiming in, that would be great. how do you go about securing funding for the various graffiti
different animal. and i've talked to my counterpart down there, jim feather stone. they're having problems even with their bay web project and they got a lot more money through mtia through the federal grants for their bay web project or their dtoc project rather than we did. and they've already gone out to bid twice -- throw during the third time to bring on a vendor to help them build out the system and they have not been able to yet. >> and i appreciate your point around needing the budget that is transparent. and again, this is why i've asked to bring this in front of this budget committee. as you know, this is the first time we've had a public discussion on this topic. and from my perspective, we've been having discussions at coit. it's been difficult to get to the bottom of what we're doing. so, i do look forward to continuing the conversations about how we can all work together to get this done right. >> i only have a couple more slides. i'm almost through. i wanted to show you what the anticipated schedule is. so, again, i mentioned before, bay web 2015 build out, that's by septemb
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